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Northumberland Coast Path

The Northumberland coast offers some of the finest coastal walking in the Europe.
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The Northumberland Coast Path follows this stunningly beautiful coastline for 100 kilometres (60 Miles) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north.

Alongside sandy beaches, over rocky headlands, past dramatic castles and through attractive coastal villages, the Northumberland Coast Path offers a constantly changing landscape which is a pleasure to explore.

Website and Facebook

The Northumberland Coast Path has its own website You can also ‘like’ the Northumberland Coast Path Facebook page for the latest news about the path.

Official Guidebook and Passport

We have published a 64 page Official Guidebook to the Northumberland Coast Path which you can buy from Northern Heritage

The Northumberland Coast Path Passport is also available to buy from Northern Heritage

Circular trails

There are three short, circular trails rediating from the Northumberland Coast Path. We have produced a leaflet for each of them which can buy from Northern Heritage or from Tourist Information Centres on the coast.

  • Craster and Howick - 7km/4 mile trail from Craster to Howick Hall, retunring by the Bathing House and Cullernose Point
  • Dunstanburgh - 7km/4 mile circular trail from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle
  • Belford and St. Cuthbert's Cave 16km/10¼ mile circular trail from Belford to St. Cuthbert's Cave, Holborn Moss and the Kyloe ridge - offering superb views of the coast.

Evaluation Form

Have you already walked the Northumberland Coast Path? We’d be grateful if you would complete our evaluation form to let us know how it was. The information you provide will be used to advise future walkers.

North Sea Trail

The Northumberland Coast Path is part of the North Sea Trail which is more than just a path; it offers a way to explore the natural and historical heritage of the communities that live along its shores. Walk in the footsteps of saints, enjoy the dramatic landscapes and precious wildlife of the coast and learn how the North Sea has shaped the lives of people living beside it.

You can gain inspiration for your own special journey of discovery at . Go on a virtual walk, hear myths and legends influenced by the sea and find out more about Northumberland’s Scandinavian connections.

The North Sea Trail was created through a partnership of 26 regions that share a North Sea heritage. The path is not a continuous trail all the way around the North Sea, but offers sections of the most spectacular coastal walking in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany and the UK.

The North Sea Trail partners hope that the establishment and promotion of walking trails will give people better opportunities to enjoy our stunning coastline as well as benefiting both local communities and visitors through access to better information about our rich natural and cultural heritage, and local service information along the way

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